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preparing. he also has a day drop. i do not think he is used to people challenging him like that. i think he was a little surprised at the level of challenge. i did not know why he did not come up with some of the lines like a 47% in your sending jobs overseas. all things he had in his back pocket. he did not use them. >> strong jobs report could swing the momentum back to the president. >>one of the most talked about moments of the debate came when mitt romney made a reference to sesame street. >> i am not going to keep on spending money to bar from chinaborrow from china. romney's remarks sparked more comments on twitter than his nomination acceptance speech at the g-o-p convention. they also created the hashtag save big bird. >> two-thirds of those who watched the debate believe romney is the winner. nearly half of those polls say the debate did not make them more likely to vote for either candidate. 45 percent say they're now more likely to vote for romney. >> he joked about last night's debate. saying he meant a very spirited fellow who claimed to be mitt romney. >>the real mitt rom
'm steve sanders. and i'm dina bair. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. wgn's judy wang has our top story. >> firefighters do not consider this fire suspicious. to spend about five havre's taking away several items from home. they hope it will help to determine a cause. the family is trying to figure out where to go next. ronald made it out but his daughter was killed. >> i went down to the basement and opens the door. a cloud of black smoke rolled out. that is when i started coughing. there is not much i could do. >> he suffered smoke inhalation. he is treated and released. and is found in the lower level bedroom. that is where they believe the fire started. >> a burned up the siding and then got into the attic. >> investigators ruled out electrical problems and appliances as causes. >> the firemen responded to a little fire that some time before. >> he has not ruled that out. a man from suburban elk grove village. who has a history of mental illness is being held on terrorism charges. police in oklahoma say he was planni
. i'm steve sanders. and i'm dina bair. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. >> the 2012 murder rate is up 25%. a memorial near 35th and morgan marks where a jose escobar was killed sunday morning. it happened during a fight near a fast food stand. his friend was left paralyzd. this is the first time since 2003 the city has exceeded 400- murders by october. in response to the recent shootings, members of sweet holy spirit church held a prayer walk yesterday. members called for peace and an end to the violence. residents say are now surprised the city's homicide rate now tops 400. >> an american airlines flight from chicago made an emergency landing in st. louis. none of the passengers were injured. the co-pilot became ill. the plane was headed for dallas. no word on on when passengers will continue the flight >>teachers in evergreen park could go on strike tomorrow. a meeting tonight could determine if parents need to make alternate arrangments for their kids. wgn's amy rutledge is live with the latest. >> his last have parents
officials are just wrapping up their investigation for campaign money that was possibly used for furniture and one of his homes. with the election just three weeks with a question is will this latest news make a difference at the polls? in that sense it's kind of surprising. first it was carousing the washington race track that it's connected to the embroiled x gov this summer a medical condition kept very quiet, now the latest furniture and interior decorating possibly purchased from his own campaign the wall street journal reports that jackson's lawyers asked the department of justice to hold off on an indictment until after the november election officials said they could not promise anything. allegations of questionable money practices between jackson and his wife cindy jackson. 18 payments in 2001 in 2012 a loan totaling $95,000, sandy jackson has her own consulting firm in the political committee donated almost $200,000 to her campaign fund over the years. they need stable leadership. >> he wanted the senate seat a matter made clear in court during the blagojevich trial instead jess
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. sources tell us their ages are 5 1/8 years old. chicago tribune is reporting that two dogs were also found dead in the condominium units. police were called to perform the well-being and check just after 10:00 last night. wgn learned the mother of one of the children was an overnight nurse at edward hospital. police are telling us very little right now but sources say the person of interest is a baby sitter who was also killedalso killed her own child in a bizarre attack. the babysitter was found covered in blood. needless to say neighbors are absolutely horrified. >> it's horrible. i have family with kids around that age so it is really hard to hear. >> you're looking at a live picture. an animal control man rolled up to the scene. we had reports that two dogs were killed in this rampage. we don't know if there were other dogs in that unit. naperville police are seeking to relieve people's fears. they say there is no reason to believe there is any other subject at large. >> this may raise questions about safety and how to select someone to care for your children. robert jordan spoke wi
and we would have lost 1 million jobs. >> join us for analysis with the hash tagged wgn 20 12th you know 25 minutes into the debate there were reports of 1 million related to bade tweets. debate tweets. we would hear from some voters live after tom skilling forecast. lance shut down tonight creating a real headache for drivers in addition the installation of the towers and concrete removal as a bridge rail on the metro rock line they said there are detours posted while the dan ryan expressway lane is open to trucks right now in one hour but they will be completely cleared off as well they're supposed to be open again tomorrow morning at 5:00 a.m. 4500 students on the north shore again another day off they struck in highland park and high wood and it led to the cancellation of classes for yet a second day. negotiations are still going on here in highland park and in high wood but to the two sides i am told remain far apart on agreements the teachers' union tells me it is being bullied by the school board tonight. the board has been lying about our proposal, you all know that. the strike a
in for steve sanders. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. >>the mayor kept his word. he outlined his plan to close a shortfall. reading a better business climate in the city. creating a small business center. this budget makes critical investments by reforming government instead of raising taxes. >> our goal is to reform where we can and where we must. that is where matters. providing greater opportunities for our children. a mixed reactions to the mayor's speech. he felt as though there should have been more than 4 in. and 57 police officers457 police officers. >> i did not think that is enough. >> whatever we can afford that is what we're going to try to do. >> i think it is a very optimistic message. even though these are tough economic times. it appears that chicago is going to be able to do more with less. >> mayor stressed the need for pension reform. the aldermen will have about one month to think over herit.>>video gambling is now up and running at bars truck stops and other locations around illinois. wgn's amy
>>a federal criminal investigation is focusing on allegations congressman jesse jackson junior used campaign funds to decorate his home. good afternoon. i'm steve sanders. and i'm dina we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. >>our top story>>mayor rahm emanuel wants >> there is the house ethics. there's the rest of his longtime fund-raiser on unrelated tax fraud charges. the fbi is in the final stages of in a criminal probe. >> we understand why the pressures were building on him. looking into whether the congressman illegally used campaign money to decorate his home. there is no word that the house and the question is his home. >> who is taken off a day later. jackson has been staying at home since he was released from the mayo clinic after being treated for bipolar disorder. he is up for reelection and a few weeks. >> i'm not sure even indictment would prevent his reelection this time. apparently his attorneys believe there is a chance to could be indicted shd >>mayor rahm emanuel wants an audit of the company that runs chi
us around the country on wgn america and on the web. w-g-n's robert jordan is live in the morgan park neighborhood with our top story. witnesses tell police that the driver of a dodge minivan was traveling north and went around the crossing gates. the woman was still alive on the scene when paramedics arrived. they had to use the jaws of life to try to extricate her. she died here at the scene. the rock island train was traveling north. it was an express train that did not have to stop. the gates were lowered. nonetheless the driver continued right across the tracks. >> i was right behind the lady. she must, she could make it. >> would not do it. we were a pass this building. >> i was in shock. i could not even move. >> i just went into shock. i wanted to get out to help. i could not move. >> those two young boys were taken to the hospital where they are expected to survive. they're listed in critical in serious condition. officials tell me that they are running tests at this intersection just to make sure that all of their equipment was working properly. the stakes are hig
not know what was going on inside of his mind. >> stay with us up for continuing coverage. we will have the latest tomorrow morning beginning at 4:00 a.m. >> bail has been denied for a man charged with the murder of his missing girlfriend >> as friends of gena chiodo gathered for another search sunday morning hitting that shes actually gone.. you actually know it. the boyfriend accused in her murder had his first appearance in cook county criminal court. 42 year old donal clark is charged with first degree murder, though chiodos body still isnt found. we are in the early stages of this proceeding so at this point we just have to let the legal process take its course defense attorney michael omeara heard some of the evidence against his client for the first time sunday... including what police found inside the calumet city home where clark and chiodo lived. according to court records investigators discovered blood throughout the home. outside they found garbage cans filled with a blood stained rug and bath mat, a womans skirt, broken furniture and a plastic shower curtain covered in
afternoon. i'm steve sanders. and i'm dina bair. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. there is a hard lockdown due to a report of an intruder in the building at indian trail jr high school. they said there was no indication this reported person was armed or dangerous. students are in their classrooms with the lights off. police are searching the building. all of the >> the loss is still sinking in. he had been out sick for over a week. co-workers were warned his condition was grave. >> it still takes time to comprehend. it is not going to sink in until we see him missing from his chair. >> sad reminder that he will never return to the job he loved. the 50 year-old dad last night after contracting the virus from a macedo likemosquito bite. >> when you see a guy like him who is as big as the house and as strong as a next, being bogged down by a mosquito bite it is shocking. it is heartbreaking to everybody. there is no doubt that is what he would have wanted. >> he has given his whole life to saving lives and property. he c
that should not have been. >> they didn't tell us anything. they said they didn't find anybody. >> parents frustrated and fearful as they arrived to pick up their children this afternoon. 1500 of them locked down indoors for three hours after a teenage girl was found bound in a school bathroom. we were learning about history than the principal came on the intercom and said there was a lock down. they locked them out for three and a half hours and they didn't give us any phone calls. a hard locked down by school officials and a secure perimeter set up by police at indian trail junior high and arm is still elementary the junior high school thoroughly searched after the restraining team was discovered the search came up and state. parents are fuming that they were left to fear the unknown school leaders are insisting proper protocol was followed but not much else. >> the search of the building outcome was that there was no danger and i appreciate the efforts that the police department 1/4. >>put forth. >> schmidtnorth side businesses on alert tonight a crew of armed robbers have been comin
who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. wgn's nancy loo is live in the south loop with more on today's top story. is changes for the best. he understood that he had become a distraction. >> i know she has the experience to build on the reforms belly of put in place. but now she has the capacity to oracle all of the important people in the system. >> my focus every single day will be on our children. providing the support that our teachers and a and that our principal nimoy. nothing is more important than the more children. >> the may revealed that tendency always better known in his circleher circle as b3. >> everyone at the podium for. some parents are not surprised by the sudden change. he was missing in action during the entire strike. if >> he did not do a very good job of handling the strike. hopefully than one will do a better cup. >> $250,000 annual salary. she has agreed to a three-year contract at the same salary rates. >>after two weeks on strike. teachers and students in the evergreen park school district will likely be back in
sanders. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. our top story for his part biden will need to recover some political ground for democrats. the candidates will meet at centre college in danville, kentucky tonight. hot topics will include ryan's budget plan. which is popular with conservatives. biden also is expected to hit hard on the republican plan to create a voucher system for medicare. polls show the race is tightening into a virtual tie. especially after last week's presidential debate. where mitt romney was widely viewed as the winner over barack obama. both sides say they're ready. >>i know how he will attack us. >>i think joe just needs to be joe. ryan is a smart and effective speaker. his ideas are the wrong ones. though biden is considered more experienced than ryan. political analysts say the vice president must avoid making one of his well-documented gaffes that end up distracting from the message. an issue that's sure to come up at tonight's debate is federal funding of amtrak. the company gets roughly one- point-four
a new life challenge and to tom skilling we're hearing something about us know your winter? >> it's aace knowa snowy wintersnowier winter? >> yes a big late weekend warm- up. all of that coming up, stay with us. for a tight race with two high- profile candidates in the eighth congressional district, tami duckworth and joe walsh have their last head-to-head meeting before the election, the last one was a fiery one. >> today's debate moderated here at channel 11 i say overall the debate was actually fairly cordial but these candidates definitely have some serious differences, arguing over medicare taxes, middle east policy it has had plenty of national attention congressman walsh backs the t party and of course tami duckworth is a wounded veteran of the war and iraq. and i iraq. >>in iraq. >> that is not an accurate statement and you can keep repeating it but that does not make it true. >> the illinois a general cited her nine times for noncompliance of law. i am pro-life without exception but understand when we talk about rape and incest are exceptions and they are violent ho
our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. the young victim is obviously not being identified. the lawyer tells me that she is still recovering from what happened here outside of cook elementary school nearly six months ago. that happened in the morning of friday may 11th. an inch man entices and 11 year-old girl away from our school after all other students had already gone inside. a man had apparently supplied the girl with alcohol. according to the family's lawsuit that teachers failed to report this or the gross absence. >> sheen and tell the principal. she called the parents of 5:00 at night. the school is closed this week for a fall break. i think it is really horrible that something like this happened. i'm surprised we were not notified in the neighborhood. >> the girl continues to recover. for this to occur right outside of the school is unthinkable. the fact that it occurred and was seen by a teacher and allowed to have happen that is a problem appeared. >> an autopsy will be performed today on human remains found in the city's s
could always talk to, he always talked to us. >> his smile and friendly open to me there are the things they say they will remember them the most. the 15 year-old loved basketball football and crashed out for a ride with friends he was thrown from a speeding car when it left the road cleared a stand of trees and crashed into a house devon was the only one not belted, the crash scene was terrific the other teenagers suffered just minor injuries, their classmates are now doing the only thing they can. trying to get through it together if anything he's the kind of person that you want to know. everybody wanted to be friends with him. >> devon's family has been asking for their privacy and that request is being honored no charges against the 15 year- old driver so far but that remains a possibility. an animal hoarding case could soon be resolved from what we understand it involved hundreds of birds in the west suburban town home filled with droppings and molt a court order allows the city to collect friday if they're not removed. i think the thing with me is that i am so sorry when i have
. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. sandra endo has our top story from denver. >> weeks of preparation will be tested on the stage in a matter of hours. how will their approach change when the competition is standing just a few feet away? >>>> >>>> govegornrn romney has toake ee debatat about the president's economic policy. the president has to do different from that. he has to make the debate about the choice between himself and the governor romney. pressing him about specifics. >> the debate is not about winning. >> the opportunity for him to talk directly to the american people without the filter. telling them about his plan for the next four years. >> obama advisers are also spending. reminding voters that the president's day drop has interfered with practice sessions. both candidates know that every question comes. fumbles can be costly. >> after tonight's debate voters will get a chance to see them square off two more times. >>you can watch tonight debate streaming live on meantime, a conservative ne
weekend. good afternoon. i'm steve sanders. and i'm dina bair. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. >>our top story. >> the disappearance has neighbors concerned. investigators are here on the scene gathering evidence. police have not said whether they suspect foul play. >> she has not been seen since saturday. police have spent the last day and a half gathering evidence. she works as a hairdresser. her keys and car are at the home where she lived with her boyfriend. >> he has not been seen either. >> you read about this kind of stuff every day. >> to get a little bit apprehensive. >> the major crimes task force is helping city police with this investigation. >>a hazmat team in aurora is having a tough time getting into the home of a suspected hoarder apparently the garbage is piled too high. the home is suspected of housing animals and dead birds. wgn's judy wang is live in aurora with details. judy >> the animal control officers went inside the home. maybe about 15-20 minutes ago. we have not seen them bring any animals to
. and i'm dina bair. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. >> all is quiet at the junior high school. teachers are picketing. classes are also canceled. with no new talks scheduled, this break may last a while. >> with no school for over 1800 kids, there is ample time to walk dogs as teachers walked the picket line. many parents support the unions fight with blue ribbons on display outside homes. dealing with the district's first ever strike is an inconvenient development. >> you never think that you have to worry about a strike. >> talks have been ongoing since april. both sides emerged disappointed. >> we're very sorry. we stayed at the table as long as we could. we're very disappointed. we wanted to see the children in school. we asked them to please stay. >> the teachers went on strike at midnight. the sticking points include health insurance retirement benefits, salary issues. >> it is imperative that we get those children back and their seats. they need to be back in the classroom. to think that they're thinking o
us a black eye across the nation. we've reached the 400 mark and we're on pace to hit 500 homicides for the first time in several years. the mayor can only do so much..police can only do so much. we all have to play a role. stop the violence. on the southside -- members of sweet holy spirit church were on a prayer walk, today. prompted by recent shootings... including the murder of dejuan jackson -- 17 and, police say the gunman -- is just 14 years old. many are wearing red symbolic of the bloodshed and the blood of jesus that covers us all. we want to pray on every corner that crime will cease in this area. homicides are up 25% from this time last year. the state is going to take leaders to get involved in getting people to put down the guns. >> a man accused of abducting another man from his home in streamwood is being held on 325 thousand dollars bond. keewon taylor of streamwood is charged with armed robbery aggravated vehiclular hijacking, and home invasion. taylor is accused abducting a 30-year-old man from a home on lynwood court friday morning. the victim says he was forced
jim >> storms some severe pushing through tonight this pushes us into a double digit temperature drop. >> major weather shifts. tom skilling is in. >> it is operating heavily in dekalb aurora and dupage. looking at our three-dimensional radar plot there have been some flashes of lightning but what's interesting is to see this well- defined line coming across the area this will come through with some very high winds in the western suburbs. once this thing passes a big swirling storm sets up residence the next couple of days this could include showers with pellets of ice into the next few days even waterspouts and cold air finals. at 1155 tonight, another wave of rain comes through tonight. how much rain is on the way for the second time in less than a week? more than 1 in. will fall in many areas. here is the latest forecast is not just for tonight this is all of the burst of rain in the next three days. we have some wind gusts to talk about too some of them on upwards of 38 mi. per hour. it dominates the central u.s. weather. and a look at lake michigan which is at a record lo
about 10-years ago. he graduated from wheeling high school in 19-85, and served four years in the u-s marines. he still has some family in rolling meadows. relatives say they are in shock over the whole situation. haughton's former neighbors from wheeling say he was someone they trusted. seemed like he had everything together. he had his wife and he was having a baby. nothing out of the ordinary. haughton also lived in northbrook shortly before moving to wisconsinthe search continues- for a woman from calumet city. 42-year-old gena has been missing since october 13th. police have charged live-in boyfriend clark with first degree murder. investigators say they found blood throughout the couple's home. outside the home, they found blood-stained woman's clothing broken furniture and a plastic shower curtain stained in blood. officials say clark discussed telling police where body was as long as he could get a deal. congressman jesse jackson junior is heading back to the mayo clinic. jackson has been on medical leave from his duties as representative of the second congressional district
sanders. and i'm dina bair. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. i believe the sentence the court imposed today was a wise and proper one. 68 year-old did not speak to reporters as he was led away from the courthouse. he is accused of sexually abusing 10 bolus. the victims spoke at the hearing today. sandusky maintained his innocence. >> his statement was a masterpiece of self to a given. completely removed from reality. sandusky's attorneys say he did not get a fair trial and they will his conviction. in the wake of the sex abuse scandal. the n-c-double-a imposed sanctions against penn state. including a 60 million dollar fine and a four year bowl ban. >>drawing the ire of the gun lobby, cook county board president preckwinkle is eyeing a violence tax on guns and ammunition sold in the city and suburbs, the chicago sun-times has learned. cost of the county right now $143 of debt to house one person. a spokesman for the national rifle association says the company is looking to make legal gun owners scapegoats. they fan ofa simila
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our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. w-g-n's julian crews is live in aurora with our top story. dozens of his calssmates have rushed to the scene. he was a popular sophomore. his parents, students teachers are mourning the loss. >>we are so sorry that we lost a friend. we are cherishing everyone now. it's a first and we are bringing it to you! our cameras will be rolling inside the courtroom as a murder trial gets under way today in kankakee. wgn's amy rutledge is live outside the courthouse with this history making trial. amy? a second man was shot in the leg and he survived. opening statements begin at 130. i have an initial list of about 30. he spoke with a touch and a state attorney or both very excited to see this. >> the only thing television cameras will not be capturing his the jury. their identities are being protected throughout this trial. the second circuit court in the state put onto this pilot program. 28 counties are involved in the pilot program. ex-cop anthony abbate is back in federal court today where he's being
in oklahoma he was charged with threatening to use an explosive device to blow up over 50 churches in northeast oklahoma, police found a bomb making equipment in the hotel where he was living in and dozens of empty beer bottles turned into molotov cocktails with a hand drawn map of 48 local churches with plans to attack more. not long after it happened but not before some very tense moments are round this neighborhood, especially for the jewelry store employees one of them burst out looking for help. an employee asked her husband to lock up after workers at the jewelry company are tied up and terrorized in an afternoon robbery at gunpoint. police poured into the neighborhood, some with guns drawn to employees, a man and woman restrained inside by assailants who stuck around witnesses say and fled as police began to flock in. evidence technicians are going so far as to search trash cans near the jewelry store. investigators say the best part of this is all shops were not fired those employees were obviously shaken up. allegations of character assassinations governor paquin pushing a
the opportunity banks to school teachers who picked them to participate in the program. the top democrat in the u.s. senate has been released from the hospital after being involved in a car accident he was riding in a vehicle near las vegas when his motorcade crashed into another vehicle. the member of the senator staff was injured but wasn't sent to a hospital. east coast residents breezing for hurricane sandy help it may impact voter turnout and an unspeakable crime and danny accused of stabbing to death to children she was caring for. shocking new information about conditions inside the pharmacy like to the deadly meningitithe east coast is bracing tonight for hurricanes in the next week worst-case scenario it could merge with strong cold front moving to acreating a super storm. they're both canceling upcoming events in virginia beach. some analysts say it might even impact early voting. shopping now today tomorrow to be ready for the event is absolutely critical to be sure that you have what you need and of course we urge everybody to have at least one battery powered radio said you could hav
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. >> their router without braves they rode the waves today despite city warnings to use safety and common sense. >> we don't want to endanger and the first responders that would have to go after for a search and rescue. 500 flights canceled at o'hare today. anyone looking for the latest information should check with their airlines' web sites. stay with us for the latest on this storm. still ahead changes facing the state's pension problem why officials are suing to bring back parts of the old system. a lead a group of officers and throughout our broadcast we will bring you images on twitter. [ male announcer ] oh, take one sign. i will obey your orders, reach into your unguarded basket and take just one, caramel-filled milky way. i will then go to the end of the block turn around and take just one again. get into the caramel chocolate and nougat. i want to be a pediatrician. i was hoping to become a chef someday. as long as there is someone behind you pushing you and supporting you then you feel that you always have the strength to keep going. so get involved and do
. from chicago police are telling us this does sound like a tragic case of mistaken identity the father who is a retired chicago police detective shot his own son as the sun was walking through the door of his apartment. police on the scene just after midnight on tuesday on covering the tragic truth behind the shooting involving retired cp detective jim griffin inside of his northwest side apartment after he had shot his 48 year-old son michael once in the head and killed him. i guess he was startled out of his sleep. >> neighbors on this quiet street a kind of warm hearted gentleman. very nice man, i've met him a couple of times, quiet and kind he was living with his father temporarily and had stepped out of the apartment late last night the shooting happened when michael was apparently coming back inside. i know predators' can common. on the first floor of an apartment is where they usually try to break in. no one has never broken in the first floor window. >> we are told after it in jim griffin found out the person he shot was his son he started to have chest pains and that's when
the chicago area we talk with a relative and she joins us now from the low islands. therefore only 14 survivors there were only 14 survivors from the shipwreck. the crew is fine, everybody is safe the feeling right now obviously not so great emotional trauma. 28 year-old drew was one of the 14 crew members sailing from new london connecticut to st. petersburg florida when the ship the hms bounty found itself in trouble the wooden ship built in 1960 took on water after a first pump failed, and then a second one. it was stopped off the coast of north carolina when the super storm was bearing down on them his son was in the water for five-six hours before the coast guard made a very dramatic rescue saving all but two crew members aboard. >> it was a calculated sale they planned the details of it, they knew what they had to accomplish how they were going to do it and they would have been successful have they not had the mechanics functioned. they died in the shipwreck over the weekend and the captain is still missing tonight they called him a teacher and a good friend and that he will b
-scale operation and at the same time the profits from that will be used to purchase firearms and that's where the violence comes and the superintendent himself talking about the biggest drug bust ever the crops to football field's wide were nestled deep inside the wetlands near stoney island, but it wasn't visible from the ground, a police chopper unit was on a routine flight yesterday when it spotted a path of a few familiar plants below. deliberately placed in the ground throw after row, there between 4-10 ft. tall as big as christmas trees who was one of the first on the scene yesterday says the lieutenant also an abandoned camp a tarp, a sleeping bag food no weapons and no sign of any criminals. it's extremely thick it's like walking through the john bull back in there that was earlier before street and sanitation workers arrived with their bulldozers and dump trucks early this morning it's been hauled away for a controlled burn at an undisclosed location it was a big job and it was after all a big field filled with lots of marijuana ready for harvest just blocks from a police although po
. commuters tell us they have been to that home before but the car had not been there they may have missed the next depp which would have been to clean it up documents filed in federal court related to this case indicate not much of an effort was made to do that which means there is quite a bit of blood and other physical evidence still inside. southwest suburban teachers on strike and contact negotiations are getting ugly. evergreen park teachers' union reps reporting back that things got heated during their latest contract talk at one point the school board attorney allegedly on least a screaming outburst. unleashed a screaming outburst. >> defense. they don't walk along. union officials say they offered a compromise on health care which is a major sticking point but it was rejected by school district leaders it is official chicago public schools and their teachers have a new deal with the teachers' union president karen lewis supporting the contract was overwhelmingly approved with nearly 80% of voting in favor it's the highest approval rating for a contract in history school officials
causing them to jump from building to building. firefighters used small boats and waded through waist deep water to get to the fire. three minor injuries have been reported. >> all mass transit in the area remains shut down as well as the three major airports although jfk is expected to reopen today. rescuers brought hundreds of people to safety including some trapped on the roofs of their homes. >> what i expect to see is a devastated jersey shore. we have 2.4 million households without power. >> gov. christie says state officials are working on a contingency plan for next tuesday's election to make sure voters are able to cast their ballots. >> in as a transformer explosion last night at the consolidated edison plant in lower manhattan knocked out power to thousands of homes. power was shot off in many areas to protect electrical equipment. the company will have to wait for flood water to recede before utility workers can assess damage. >> york university hospital had to move more than 200 patients after the building flooded and lost power. the backup generators only worked for a co
. it has nine clinics in illinois -- four in chicago. the steroid injection is used to treat back pain. drivers in california are feeling the high gas prices now being blamed on gas shortages ... at some stations prices are over $5. some stations closed. >> my mouth dropped... it is ridiculous >> i am upset >> the national average for gas is about $3.79 a gallon... the chicago averages about $4.90 a gallon.. >> a radical muslim cleric arrived in new york today to face several terrorism charges. "abu hamza al-masri" and four other men left england just hours after a judge ruled they could be extradited to face trial in the u.s. among the charges... kidnappings of westerners and attempting to establish a jihadist training camp in oregon. cristina mutchler reports. >> they're being held at new york metropolitan congressional center in manhattan... >> he was one of the highest profile and brin britain... >> his speeches attacking the west gained national attention >> back in london... supporters clashed with police >> i am very disappointed... i thought we lived in a democratic
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it all: be kind to us sandy. the governor of maryland has also declared a state of emergency >> in maryland... >> we have been here all day and, this is certainly the worst of... rain pelting down... this is not the worse... we have about 24 hours to go until the worst comes... the waves are fierce. hide tide and how long the storm will last is the most concerning... >> where are you? >> balcony of oceanside hotel... a big tourist site... the pool is drained... all visitors were evacuated here. the conditions are getting worse... >> sandy maybe 1,000 mi. away from chicago but local weather watchers are already predicting we will feel some of her a fax. high winds and high waves on lake michigan plus canceled flights at the airport are just the beginning of what we will see locally >> anyone who uses it chicago's lakefront path will want to be extra careful in the days ahead. we will feel the impact of hurricane sandy. feeling it already with extremely high winds... giant waves in lake michigan in the possibility of flooding >> at montrose harbor, today... winds whistle
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. and i'm dina bair. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on w-g-n america and on the web. w-g-n's julian crews is live in kenosha. where the vice president will stop later this afternoon. measure of how important wisconsin is. vice-president joe biden making his fifth trip. >> the president is characterized of being right out of the '20s. it is different. it is fundamentally different than ours. it is based on a profoundly different set of values. >> joe biden trying to use score points. you will be here later today. governor romney working furiously to steal wisconsin. it has been since 1984 that a republican presidential candidate managed to capture the badger state. both republican and democratic strategist bombarding wisconsin with television ads. >> he went to the middle east and flew to egypt in you skip israel. our closest friend. >> florida is too close to call. the difference between what was and what could have been. >> the obama campaign is on a mission to win again in wisconsin. he captured the state back in 2008. clearly a lot of enthusias
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coverage even if it will cost the government more it used to cover physical and occupational therapy and things of that sort only if improvements to the patient's condition could be proven but it will not take care services that help maintain a person's current condition or help prevent further deterioration of regardless of whether their condition is expected to improve. alzheimer's, parkinson's, lou gehrig's disease it is so destructive to the mind it's hard to believe there could be a second blow to the patient living with it or to the loved one watching them suffer the second blow often comes when the bills will win insurance only covered so much medicare hardly making a dent until today the obama administration settled a case in vermont allowed for extended medicare coverage for therapy or skilled nursing improvements or the lack of improvements are no longer the reason to deny further coverage. with their cut off families are faced with choices including often more expensive care such as nursing home care or figuring out how to do this on their own because they cannot afford t
meanwhile he is under federal investigation for illegal use of campaign funds. monday is the last day he could withdraw from the race and let another democrat run instead. despite the health concerns he is expected to win reelection if he decides to stay in the race. >> before he became the chicago mayor... rahm emanuel was president obama's chief of staff. and today... emanuel was in the tampa area in florida... which is a *very* crucial state in the presidential election because of its 29-electoral votes. >> with president obama and mitt romney staying indoors preparing both will, and gov. romney had different opinions. oh, a clear vision about the middle-class and the role they will play in building the economy. romney tax cuts for the wealthiest cutting regulations and hoping everything gets better. that failed in the first decade but listen to the worst financial economic collapse that come tree experiences the great depression. for their final debate come their running mates onto the campaign trail... to speak before to voters and fire- up the rank and file. reporter cristina mut
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